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Many people with MS are motivated to do everything possible to optimize their health and success, and many seek the help of holistic, integrative or alternative medicine to help them feel better, cope better, and do better. Naturopathic medicine provides this perspective as an important part of the comprehensive services offered at the IMSMP.
Naturopathic care promotes overall health by addressing nutritional, lifestyle, environmental, and stress-related factors that may underlie disease. Naturopathic doctors are the professional experts in the use of natural therapies, such as: clinical nutrition, dietary supplements, botanical medicine, and interactions between drugs, herbs, and supplements.
In partnership with your neurologist, Dr. Deneb Bates, the IMSMP's Naturopathic doctor, will help you by recommending individualized healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices, identifying and minimizing aggravating causes of illness--such as stress, hormone imbalances, food sensitivities, and suggesting natural treatments that support healing and repair. Dr. Bates will help you integrate natural medicine safely into your overall treatment plan.
Naturopathic medicine is a key component of our new wellness program that provides patients with nutritional and holistic consultations and education, as well as meal preparation seminars.